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Learning by going

— The students are raising money to pay for their trip to Poland. They’ve sold calendars, flowers and cookie dough. A pizza party is next.


Long journey home

Northwood Academy Charter School opened in 2005, but a space crunch sent some students and staff looking for temporary digs.


Endless love

Seventy years ago next month, Irving Rubin didn’t marry the girl next door. His future bride lived four doors away.


NE lawmakers applaud closing loophole

— Attorney General Kathleen Kane reworks Pennsylvania’s firearms reciprocity pact with the Sunshine State.


Blast from the past

Donna and Joe were back on the corner on the day before the Super Bowl. So were Hooper, Don, Don, Dennis, Ken, Stephen, Byrd, Gene and Lil’ Cog.


Dried fruit and oat cookies

While the bounty of summer fruits has ended, dried fruits offer a healthy alternative and are a good choice when fresh fruits aren’t available. Dried fruits are devoid of the water content that is so characteristic of fruits. Fruits are dried by drawing out the water content, either by sun-drying or using specialized machines. Once in their dried phase, the fruits can be stored for a longer period of time and continue to provide basic nutrients. Some of the most common dried fruits are apricots, raisins, plums, dates, prunes, cranberries, blueberries and figs.



Honors for a vet

A local veterans’ group has honored Ret. Army Lt. Col. Kathy Brill for her long and distinguished career.


When Momma comes calling

As the chairwoman and public face of Dietz & Watson Inc., Ruth “Momma Dietz” Eni pitches her product from Torresdale Avenue to Texas and places in between.


Words of wisdom

Eduardo Soares came to Philadelphia from Brazil in 1999 and managed to pick up a little English.